Donald Trump's Scottish golf resorts probed by Russian dossier team over finances

Glenn R. Simpson former Wall Street Journal journalist and co-founder of the research firm Fusion GPS during his arrival for a scheduled appearance before a closed House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington Tuesday Nov. 14 201

Glenn R. Simpson former Wall Street Journal journalist and co-founder of the research firm Fusion GPS during his arrival for a scheduled appearance before a closed House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington Tuesday Nov. 14 201

WASHINGTON-The British ex-spy who authored a dossier of allegations against then-presidential candidate Donald Trump was told the Federal Bureau of Investigation had someone inside Trump's network providing agents with information, according to a newly released transcript of a congressional interview.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Thursday that a "bad cold" possibly attributed to her decision not to tell Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley about the release of Glenn Simpson's testimony earlier this week.

Democrat Dianne Feinstein, 84, changed her story three times when asked why she unilaterally leaked Senate testimony.

Speculating about Feinstein's motivations, Trump added: "Must have tough Primary!"

The claim was made to a US Senate committee by Joshua Levy, from Fusion GPS, which commissioned the file.

In a statement, California's senior senator said she was releasing the transcript with the support of the committee's Democrats.

He also reiterated in another tweet that there was "no collusion" with Russian Federation, and called on Republicans to "finally take control". The first took place in first week of July, Simpson said.

Trump has dismissed the information contained in the dossier, which was handed over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation by former MI6 agent Christopher Steele in September 2016. Feinstein for her courage. Last week, Grassley made a criminal referral to the Justice Department, suggesting Steele may have lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Simpson previously authorized the "Steele Dossier" that investigated the president's ties to Russian Federation, and he was irate with the GOP for selectively releasing only portions of the document to protect the president and the Republican Party.

In January 2017, Senator John McCain turned the dossier over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation despite the fact that it contained no evidence of collusion but merely unverified smears against President Trump.

STV reported that Simpson said that being able to call upon public records and information were vital to his investigation. Last week, Simpson and his fellow Fusion GPS co-founder Peter Fritsch wrote an op-ed in The New York Times saying that Simpson's testimony "walked investigators through our yearlong effort to decipher Mr. Trump's complex business past, of which the Steele dossier is but one chapter".

A woman's work is never done it seems, and this time the woman taking up the mantle is California Senator Dianne Feinstein. And Feinstein is a powerfully placed female lawmaker with a reputation on Capitol Hill that allows her to take on Trump from a position of authority and credibility - all qualities that existed before, but have now taken on increased political importance following a cultural reckoning that called out powerful men who abused their power and sought to elevate women's voices. Chuck Grassley, who chairs the Judiciary Committee, said Ms. Feinstein's actions were "confounding". The Senate committee has been doing a bit of PI work itself to determine how the Federal Bureau of Investigation handled allegations from Steele.

"America's greatness is enshrined in the words written on the Statue of Liberty: 'Give me your exhausted, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.' It's been said that America is an idea".

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